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Jane Eason
Jane Eason
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
6 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

As Jane Knapp, I played in Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, and Summit, NJ and began playing tourneys around 1970.

After marrying Bill Eason in 1974. I began playing as Jane Eason. We played tourneys in the New York and the north Jersey area, and lots of home Dupe and strong home team games with our best friends, Bob and Linda Sartorious and many other wonderful bridge-playing friends from NY and NJ. In a given night, our 2-table home team games would include several national champions.

My favorite games in the north east were the New Jersey Double K. O's at Essex Bridge Center, where, with the Sartorii, we had the pleasure of playing long matches against some of the strongest players in the area.

Most frequent tourney team mates, besides Bob and Linda, were Johnny Rengstorff and Bill Erickson. 

I'm still trying to figure how I managed to stay away from the bridge table for 20 years before returning about three years ago, but I think it was the call of the great outdoors.

During my absence from F2F duplicate, I played on the microsoft zone as jobanjo. And I currently play with bots on BBO as MawJ.

My bridge jobs include directing club games at the King of Clubs in Summit, NJ, and at MA Lightman Bridge Club, Inc., in Memphis, TN. I've taught off and on for 50 years. And I proof-read a couple of World Champion Books and one edition of the Bridge Encyclopedia, under the direction of editor Henry Francis. 

Bill and I currently live on a farm in north MS, near Memphis and the ACBL. Our house mates are two wonderful dogs and a cat. And we have recently thinned a herd of seven horses, three ponies, a mule.

Other hobbies include genealogy, online word games, driving my mule, horseback riding, and dining out with the Oshlags. 

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Make that "memories"! The best were traveling with friends to tournaments, and sharing post mortems at the end of the day, especially those serious bridge discussions shared with Bob and Linda Sartorius and the hilarious stories shared with Bob and Jane Teel.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd Fall National Mixed Senior Pairs, 1st Mexican Nationals Women's Pairs (actually regionally rated), 1st Life Master on Microsoft Zone (name was jobanjo), which did not pay ACBL master points, placing 4th in a 10,000-table, BBO daylong free tourney, which also did not pay ACBL (or any other) master points.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mostly with my husband, Bill Eason, but also, Brent Manley and Jack Hudgins. (Some of my favorite women pds in another life were Linda Sartorius, Sherry Maxwell, Dee Adams, Dorthy Francis, Ellen Siebert, Teddy O'Brien, Nancy Schwantes, and Becky Rogers)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
M. A. Lightman Bridge Club, Inc., Memphis, TN, BBO
Favorite Tournaments
The 14 Nationals I've attended, plus the Mexican Nationals (actually a regional), and the free BBO online daylong tourneys which have thousands of tables..
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2D, Spiral, Rousinou leads, 3rd & 5th best leads, J, 10, 9 = 0 or 2 higher vs. NT, udac and some udc.
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ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Wrong Sided?
Low diamond at trick 2.
3NT Overcall over Pre-empt. Methods?
To us, 4C=Stayman, 4D/H=xfers, 4S asks for aces, 4NT invites, 5NT=pick a slam (5-card suit or NT). If pd answers aces over an invite, 5NT=stop.
Is an adjustment warranted?
Paul, since rho failed to open a weak two or three bid, and since he failed to double 1NT, I feel sure his spades aren't good. And with me holding four and knowing partner has two or three, lho is marked with a singleton or void. Partner's concern ...
Is an adjustment warranted?
With no game interest, or if he had psyched red vs. white (not a real concern), partner would have passed an invitational 2NT, or even Lebensohl, for that matter, planning to run if doubled. 3C is forward going, and partner is worried about spade length on his left. My hand ...
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
Sorry, Neal. The director changed the N-S score from N-S -140 to N-S +130 for 3D, making 4. I agree my post is long and unclear.
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
I think you're right, Michael, in your assessment. But you have the ability to operate from an intellectual standpoint at all times, an admirable trait lacking in most of us.
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
To answer the most frequently asked question here, the director assumed that East's double showed the majors, and that was later confirmed. I believe that knowing the players well, knowing West was playing East's system, and knowing that East understood that his side owed the opponents their agreement ...
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
Nicholas, I think many, if not most of us, resort to subjective reasoning when our own scores are at risk. In my opinion, getting on the wrong track does not suddenly turn a player who tries hard to be actively ethical into a bad guy. It simply means he does ...
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
Rui, E-W's agreement was Suction, with double showing the majors. (See my full comment following your entry.)
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
With 12C1(c) being so subjective, I think 12C1(e) should return to the building. And when an adjustment is necessary, the director awards the non-offending side the greater of average+ or the actual score. In a sectional tourney, my partner and I were the recipients of a strange (imo ...

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